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How Long Can It Take for Internal Stitches from a Tummy Tuck to Dissolve?

I had surgery 7 months ago and some of the internal stitches are still there, just wondering if this is normal and how long it could potentially take for them to dissolve?

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Dissolving sutures

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most sutures that are used internally on a tummy tuck should be dissolved in 3-6 months. There are occasions where on certain parts of the abdomen, that permanent sutures are used though.

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